Captain Roland prides himself on ensuring that you have the best possible experience on every fishing trip!

The captain will take you to Jacksonville’s river, marsh, and coastal waters to catch the most delicious and exciting fish. Whether you’re after tailing Redfish, jumping Tarpon, or Flounder and Sheepshead for dinner, Capt. Roland will make sure you have an excellent time.

Capt. Roland loves sharing his knowledge and techniques with his clients, so feel free to ask any questions throughout the day. You can look forward to a relaxing day on the water, away from the stresses of daily life. Children are welcome aboard, so you can make it a family adventure!

All the necessary equipment, such as bait, tackle, rods, and reels, will be provided, as well as fishing licenses and ice. Additionally, fishing cleaning services are available on all charters. The captain will also provide bottled water, and it’s always a good idea to bring snacks and drinks for the journey.

Captain Roland has been fishing the St. Johns River since he was a young child. He has worked on head boats and commercial fishing boats, gaining valuable experience on the water. Now, he operates a 24’ Sea Chaser powered by a 2023 Mercury Pro XS that is super comfortable for the whole family!

Book a trip with Captain Roland for a day you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    The 4-hour trip is great for kids or a quick outing to get that fishing fix. This trip can be done in the morning or afternoon!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    This 6-hour trip gives us enough time to fish for many different species and is great for loading up the cooler for dinner. This trip can also be done in the morning or afternoon. Lunch on the sandbar can be arranged as well. If you’d like to take a break from fishing, I know some great spots to beach the boat and enjoy lunch on a private beach!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    This trip is for the serious angler that’s ready to put in a fun day fishing, filling the cooler, and making memories. This trip also allows us to run the beach and fish for Tarpon and Kingfish. If the day feels long and you want to pull up on the sandbar, ask! There are a lot of great spots where we could stop and have lunch!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Knowledge fisher of the Jacksonville area

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 13, 2024
We were able to catch a very decent amount of fish with some heft to them. While not all the spots we experimented with had...
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It was a Success!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 28, 2023
I purchased a 3/4 day fishing trip with Roland Bell for my two nephews.  I was hopeful to create a day of experiences with...
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Charles T.
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Against All Odds

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 19, 2024
2/19 met Roland Bell at the dock, 8 am overcast ,51F river stained from two days of rain. Add 9,10 ,16yo that want to catch....
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Camille H.
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 12, 2024
Morning fishing jaunt with Captain Bell.  Knew the spots to fish, caught Blue and Reds. Had some hungry small sharks on our...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 16, 2023
I don’t think this could have been more perfect.  We met on time and two minutes later we were headed for fish.  Spent...
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FAQs about Capt. Roland Bell

Capt. Roland Bell offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Roland Bell, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn kota 36 volt Ipilot.
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Roland Bell include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Roland Bell offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Johns River and connecting marsh.)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Capt. Roland Bell offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Roland Bell include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Roland Bell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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60 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
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Captain Roland Bell grew up fishing these waters and has vast knowledge about fishing St. Johns River. These waters are known for Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, and more, and Capt. Roland will show you how to catch them! Relax, learn, and make memories aboard his 22' Sea Chaser boat. The captain loves answering questions and sharing his expertise with customers!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Sea Chaser (Bay boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
St. Johns River and connecting marsh.
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn kota 36 volt Ipilot.
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal

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Recent fishing reports

The sheepsheads are biting!
The sheepsheads are biting!
May 19, 2024
Consistently still catching a good grade of sheepshead. This past week kevin had two fish over 17 inches and a solid grade to go with his limit. A week before that he had another solid limt and some nice over slot reds. The redfish are biting and the sharks are heavy on the shrimp boats. The weather has been beautiful, lets go fishing!
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Red fish are chewing!
Red fish are chewing!
May 19, 2024
The pogies are back on the beach and the redfish, jacks and blue fish are wide open. Real fun time to be on the water. With a lot of big sharks and a few tarpon mixed in!
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The offshore bite is on!
The offshore bite is on!
May 19, 2024
The kings are here! The bute has been heating up for the king fishing snd will only get better. While king fishing stoping and dropping some baits to the bottom has been producing huge red snapper, some grouper, and some big cobia! Summer is a great time to book a trip and get offshore while the ocean is pretty
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